Category: local issues

It’s all about the Mash on King St, Newtown

It's all about the Mash on King St, Newtown
I may as well have called it the mash report after sampling the sausages and mash at one new business at the southern end of King St (Smash Sausage Kitchen) and then the pies and mash just off King St at The Pie Tin (Brown St  – northern end of King opposite Single Origin). Wow, specialty cafes and restaurants are on the rise and if I keep this up I am going to have to run up and down the full... 

Movers & Shakers on King St, Newtown

Movers & Shakers on King St, Newtown
What a week of deluge, thank goodness I chose Friday to do the first King Street report. Monsterthreads is sitting pretty in its new prime position at No. 251, right next door to Pentimento, the old shop sits sadly empty. I cross the road to check out Mitre 10 which I thought was renovating but it seems they have moved around the corner to premises in Whately Lane and are open for business. On the... 

How much longer do we have to put up with this Labor Government?

How much longer do we have to put up with this Labor Government?
You think Gaddafi is bad, check out what the Labor Government of NSW just did. The Barangaroo development on Sydney harbour is being constructed over a contaminated site which needs to be very carefully managed and supervised in order to prevent contaminated groundwater from spilling into Sydney Habour. Two days ago the Planning Minister created legislation which in summary makes Barrangaroo the... 

The Australian Mermaid – Annette Kellerman and her new aquatic centre

The Australian Mermaid - Annette Kellerman and her new aquatic centre
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman, the ‘Australian Mermaid’ (6 July 1887 – 5 November 1975) led an amazing life. She was a distance swimmer, diver, theatrical performer, mermaid, feminist, fitness advocate, silent-movie star and advocate for the change of women’s swimwear. She is often credited for inventing the sport of synchronised swimming after her 1907 performance of the... 

Drilling for gas in St Peters?

Drilling for gas in St Peters?
Are they kidding? Did anyone wake up this morning and hear the news about a company drilling for gas in St Peters and think it must be April Fool’s Day? But no it seems this is real. Apparently by all reports the NSW state government gave permission for gas miner Macquarie Energy to begin a test drill in St Peters, just 5 km from the CBD. The drilling site is within the Alexandria Landfill site... 

Newtowns Most Famous Mural & Local Residents Face Their Biggest Threat!

Newtowns Most Famous Mural & Local Residents Face Their Biggest Threat!
Opposite the railway line at Macdonaldtown station (adjacent to Pine St) is a famous mural known as the “Three Proud People”. The mural signifies the 1968 stance of 3 athletes who stood in defiance on the Olympic medal podium. During the American national anthem John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave the raised fist salute as a sign of black power and in protest on behalf of the Olympic Project... 

Marrickville Council Environmental Initiatives

Marrickville Council Environmental Initiatives
Having just bought a property in the inner west I am always excited to find out about environmental initiatives of the Marrickville Council. I recently made my first visit to the Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Market which was a foodies delight but while exploring the stalls I stumbled across a nursery out the back near The Bower. The Marrickville Community Nursery sells native plants but... 

The Imperial Hotel & Woolworths To Be Neighbours

The Imperial Hotel & Woolworths To Be Neighbours
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Save Leamington Avenue, Newtown

Save Leamington Avenue, Newtown
This morning I had breakie at Ism Cafe on Wilson Street and after enjoying my spanish omlette and toast, which by the way was delicious, I walked out of the cafe and a poster on their front window titled SAVE LEAMINGTON AVENUE caught my eye. The poster outlined possible plans to demolish a block of historic houses in Newtown to make way for the government to build a controversial new CityRail ”relief... 
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